Now let’s talk a bit about keeping your home clean with pets. Okay, okay this isn’t the fun thing to always talk about, but I am sure it is a daily battle for all of us pet owners. Constant shedding from nearly every sort of cat and dog is likely to happen. In the day you welcome a new puppy or kitten into your home you know the job of keeping up following them is there.
Living in city and a lawn that was not fenced in I knew I was not going to have an outside dog. She had been indoor and had free reign with a lot of the home, apart from the spare bedrooms. I watched her like a hawk when I brought her home and for the first two days I was fairly good at reading her hints as to when she had to go out. But I was not always fast enough. There were the few mishaps that of course I was pretty diligent at cleaning up right away and also make sure to spray on the carpet or wood to dissuade her from going there again.
As the days, weeks and months go by your pet will probably be getting better at letting you know when they should go out and just about the time you feel you have a handle on it, BAM… the poor thing gets ill. Either using a new food modification or something which is causing your pet digestive problems, you now have another clean up scenario. Whether this means a rug spray or hardwood cleaning or it involves the entire body suit clothes pin on the nose and rubber gloves to your elbows, then it has gotta get cleaned up. Then there’s the odor to contend with.
Finding the solution to work on your home to control the odor and cleaning can be difficult. Here are some things I do that appear to help a lot.
Wherever the scene of the crime is that I begin with spot scrubbing. When it’s my carpet I begin by sprinkling around the region and if the odor is still pretty bad I allow the container in the area to absorb the odor. When I change them I scatter it in the base of their litter box and on the ground under the box. Baking soda and vinegar is an ideal stain remover when steam scrubbing and cleaning your carpeting.
Oh yes the difference that makes in the smell of my home is remarkable! Especially as I was dealing with an allergy which made her skin have a terrible odor.
I attempt to keep up with my vacuuming. I do not always do it every day but I try to. In addition, I use baking soda until I vacuum and allow it to sit in the carpet about a half hour before running the sweeper.
This is a major one. I have a spray bottle of odor control spray to help freshen up the home especially prior to any visitors come.
Cleaning can be a challenging task for a pet owner but we can never trade that for all the affection and love we get out of our loving furry friends.